A BRAND overhaul has breathed new life into Arun Co-ordinated Community Transport (ACCT).
For nearly 20 years, ACCT has been helping people in the Arun district to get from A to B with ease.
The not-for-profit organisation has recently had a stylish rebrand with the help of Rustington design and digital marketing agency, Tann Westlake, in order to better reflect its mission to be the most dependable and well-known community transport service in the area.
Centenarian Maude Allen, one of the many residents who the ACCT help every week, said the service made a great difference to her day-to-day life.
The 102-year-old said: “ACCT is a one-of-a-kind service. They pick me up at the same time every week, help me on to the bus, push my trolley and help me with my shopping.
“When I get home, they help me bring in the shopping and they make sure I’m never left feeling vulnerable or alone.
“They’re a lifeline for me and always do their best - even on short notice.”
The brand overhaul has made the ACCT transport vehicles easier to identify at a glance within the community - an enormous step forward from the plain vans the charity used to use.
Leanne Smith, spokesman for Tann Westlake, said: “It was great working with ACCT. They wanted a really vibrant, strong logo along with a powerful tagline to represent their charity.”
Founded in February, 1996, by the Arun Council For Voluntary Services, the ACCT was initially tasked with pairing organisations that had access to transport with those that did not, helping the community to get around and meet the demands of their daily schedules.
It soon became apparent there was an overwhelming need to transport residents with limited mobility to doctors, dentists and hospitals in order to make appointments.
The ACCT has since grown and in 2000 it became a registered charity, with projects like Dial-A-Ride and the social car scheme becoming an integral part of many people’s lives.
Today, the ACCT transports around 4,000 clients every month from within the Arun area who would otherwise find it extremely difficult to get around.
The service relies on volunteers and donations to keep doing. To get involved or find out more about the services the ACCT provides, visit www.arun-cct.org or call 01903 723584.
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